March 28th – Coffee With Principal Clark

Southwest Schools HS Coffee Event March 28

Parents, Our February Coffee event at Empowerment High School is rescheduled for Thursday, March 28th.

Start your morning with coffee and a chat with Principal Clark at Empowerment High School! Join us in the E-Colors room March 28th at 8:30a.

The principal and parents will discuss the school year and upcoming events. This is a great opportunity for parents to ask questions and share ideas. We hope to see you there! We’ll bring the Coffee!

Empowerment High School is located at:
6400 Westpark, Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77057

 




Progress Reports Go Home on Tuesday, January 29th

Progress reports go home tomorrow, Tuesday January 29, 2019.

Progress reports are meant to communicate the areas that students are doing well and those areas that need improvement – before the conclusion of the current grading period.




Commitment Ceremony Feb. 12

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

As we quickly approach the 2019-2020 school year we are eager and excited to welcome your rising 9th graders to Empowerment High School. High school can be an exciting and anxious time for incoming 9th-grade students and parents. We at Southwest Schools believe it is our mission to make this transition as seamless as possible.

On February 12th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm we invite you and your student to attend our Commitment Ceremony. During this time, you will have an opportunity to meet Empowerment High School’s administration team and counseling staff. Parents and students will receive course overviews, high school graduation requirements, and participate in our Commitment Ceremony. Refreshments will be
served. We look forward to meeting you and we welcome you to Empowerment High School!




Bowling Bash 2019 set for February 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce the date for our 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

Join us on February 22, 2019 for the Southwest Schools Bowling Bash – a terrific evening of fun to raise funds for college scholarships for graduating seniors and scholarships for our younger students to attend local summer enrichment camps.

For complete details and sponsorship opportunties, please visit http://www.swschools.org/bowlingbash.




Encouraging Words From Mr. Miguel Hernandez

Mr. Miguel Hernandez graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a structural engineer with MatthewsDaniels Company. He spoke and encouraged our Empowerment High School students to go after their dreams and that if they came to a point where they thought they were failing, to use those experiences only to make them stronger. Mr. Hernandez spoke to our students in the 2017 school year and we were thrilled to have him back as a guest speaker!

Project Grad Lunch & Learn – Big thank you to Mr. Hernandez, Mrs. Moreira and Project Grad for this event.

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Tuesday, December 4th – PBL Exhibition & Winter Show

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Parents, Join us at Empowerment High School Tuesday, December 4th for 2 great events:

PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL): Students have been working hard for the last couple of weeks to complete their PBL projects. Selected students are excited to present and exhibit their projects to visitors, parents, teachers and staff. Come take a look between 4p – 6:30p.

FINE ARTS WINTER SHOW: Come experience a fun night with us as students put on a concert and ‘Winter Wonderland” theater play. It all starts at 4:30p – 6:30p.

Empowerment High School is located at:
6400 Westpark, Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77057




Tuesday, December 11th – Coffee with the Principal

Parents, Start your morning with coffee and a chat with Principal Clark at Empowerment High School! Join us in the E-Colors room Tuesday, December 11th at 8:30a to sit down with Mrs. Clark and discuss all of the AWESOME events happening at Empowerment High School! We hope to see you there! We’ll bring the Coffee!

 

HS Coffee Event Dec 11

 

 




December Calendar of Events

Take a look at our upcoming events and Winter Holiday schedule for December 2018 below! The Holiday Break is from Dec. 20th – Jan. 4th. Student return to class Monday, Jan. 7th, 2019.

 

SWS Empowerment High School Dec 2018 Calendar Update

 




Thursday, November 8th – Coffee with the Principal

Parents, Start your morning with coffee and a chat with Principal Clark at Empowerment High School! Join us in the E-Colors room November 8th at 8:30a to sit down with Mrs. Clark and discuss all of the AWESOME events happening at Empowerment High School! We hope to see you there! We’ll bring the Coffee!

 




Texas Charter School Association Speech by Annia Campos

We’re so proud of our own Annia Lopez Campos, an 11th grader at Empowerment High School. She had the opportunity to speak in front of over 600 educators at this year’s Texas Charter Schools Association Conference held this week in Houston, TX.




Southwest Empowerment High School Awarded Part of Million Dollar Grant

ATT Project Grad $1M AwardWe are pleased to announce that Soutwest Schools Empowerment High School is one of four schools selected to receive a $1,000,000 grant funded by  AT&T through Project GRAD Houston.

Houston’s Project GRAD has demonstrated success in helping students achieve on-time high school graduation, increased college enrollment, and completion of college certificates and degrees. This exemplary Houston-area program was then selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide to share in $9.25 million of AT&T Aspire’s award.

This award coincides with the official start of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for fall 2019 college-bound students.. FAFSA completion is strongly linked to college enrollment: 90 percent of high school seniors who complete FAFSA attend college directly from high school, but currently only about 60% apply.f

For more information on grants and grant opportunities, please email Rose Norman at rnorman@swschools.org.




Coffee with Principal Clark Oct. 9th

Parents, You’re Invited…

Start your morning with coffee and a chat with Principal Clark at Empowerment High School! Join us in the E-Colors room October 9th at 8:30a to sit down with Mrs. Clark and discuss all of the AWESOME events happening at Empowerment High School! We hope to see you there! We’ll bring the Coffee!

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Open House September 24th

 

Empowerment Open House

You’re invited…

Empowerment High School Parents are invited to meet your child’s teacher and tour our campus! We hope to see you there:

September 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm

6400 Westpark, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77057




Welcome Back Parent Meeting Set for August 13, 2018

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Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school for the 2018-19 school year! I look forward to the start of a productive year and partnership with you and your child to ensure they can achieve his/her highest potential. To be successful, your child needs support from both home and school, and a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

Important dates to know:

August 3rd – (8am-4pm) Uniform shirts available for purchase

August 13th – Parent Meeting

  • 9th grade/10th grade: 5:00pm
  • 11th grade/12th grade: 6:30pm

The meeting will address topics such as:

  • New school hours
  • Required uniforms and school supplies
  • Transportation
  • School meal information
  • Special programs (Project Grad, Athletics, 21st Century Program)

I highly encourage you to attend the dates above to be a fully informed partner in your child’s educational journey.

The wonderful faculty, staff, and I feel privileged to have you and your child as a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Mr. John Guzman, Assistant Principal.

 

Sincerely,

Bianca Clark

Principal of Empowerment High School




Uniform Pickup Begins August 3rd

Empowerment High School uniform shirts will be available for pickup starting on August 3rd, 2018 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM and will continue until the start of school.

  • Shirts $20
  • Hoodies $25

Click here to view and download the School Uniform and Dress Code Policy for 2018-2019 .




Summer Manufacturing Camp

The Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs Summer Manufacturing Camp held this June provided 4th-9th grade students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through exciting hands-on activities. Campers learned how to think link inventors, problem-solve, collaborate, and create using a 3D printer. At the end of each week students went on a field trip where they were able to make real-life connections to what they were learning in the camp. Check out the photos…

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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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The Southwest Schools Summer Camp for 8th and 9th graders centers around that question.

“We want to foster, inspire, and empower our students to be innovative.  We want to expose them to skills and crafts that are probably not part of their daily lives,” says Rose Norman, Chief Research & Grants Officer.

Through Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs, 3D Modeling and Design Camp, students learn entrepreneurial skills including inventing, problem solving, and competing.  Challenged with using Tinkercad software to design a piece of jewelry that represents peace, the design is then output to a 3D printer.  After which, kids develop a marketing strategy to sell the jewelry to an older group of students.

Each week of the camp culminates in a field trip that showcases unique jobs in our community.  Storage and Processors (located at the Port of Houston) and Rice University’s 3D Lab are among the stops.

Southwest Schools thanks our Board of Directors President, Rick Hargrove, for encouraging us to apply for grant monies to make this camp possible for our students.

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June 19th – Attend a Meet & Greet with Our New Principal

Parents and students are invited to attend a Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social with Southwest Schools’ newest principals – Deborah Silber, Principal, Discovery Middle School and Bianca Clark, Principal, Empowerment High School.

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 6400 Westpark Drive, Suite 200

We look forward to seeing you there!